Fit for Life! is an award-winning initiative which aims to get more transplant recipients more active more often.

Fit for Life! was introduced by the World Transplant Games Federation, proudly supported by Astellas, in 2016 with a long-term goal of improving health outcomes for transplant recipients through moderate, regular physical activity.

The program was developed because studies show that exercise and physical activity is linked to longer survival rates in transplant recipients.

Fit for Life! in Australia consists of an Ambassadorship program and regular 5km walks held in each state. So far, there have been Fit for Life! walks held in South Australia, NSW, Queensland and Melbourne, uniting transplant recipients for a fun, supportive and gentle introduction to physical activity.

For information on taking part in the next Fit for Life! walk in your state, contact [email protected] or follow us on Facebook.

If you’re holding your own Fit for Life! walk, use the hashtag #FitForLifeAU and we’ll give it a share!

Fit for Life! TVC

Fit for Life! breaks Guinness World Record

Fit For Life! 5km walks

Fit For Life! Australian & NZ Ambassadors

The Fit for Life! Ambassadors are transplant recipients chosen for their attributes of leadership, community-mindedness and inspirational spirit. They volunteer their time to the program to help transition other recipients from a life of sedentary and protective behaviour, to a full and active life post-transplant.

Ambassadors submit applications and are selected by a panel from the World Transplant Games Federation and Transplant Australia.

The current Australian and New Zealand Fit for Life! Ambassadors are: (Click for bios)

Kate Phillips, heart double lung recipient (AUS)

Matt Field, kidney recipient (NZ)

Peter Champion, liver recipient (AUS)

Monty Summers, bone marrow recipient (AUS)

Jennifer Dicker, liver recipient (AUS)

Linda Petrovski, kidney recipient (AUS)

Photo of Linda by Adam Elwood, courtesy of the Herald Sun.

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